Silas Swift Lafferty

Silas Swift Lafferty

Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Aug 1892 (aged 74)
Lebo, Coffey County, Kansas, USA
Burial Lebo, Coffey County, Kansas, USA
Plot Lafferty
Memorial ID 33597682 · View Source
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Silas Lafferty was the son of Vance Lafferty, North Carolina, born 18 Feb 1770 and died 7 Oct 1838 and his wife Eleanor Parks, born 1787 and died 23 July 1858 in Orange County, Indiana.

From the Lebo Enterprise, August 3, 1892
SILAS LAFFERTY was born in Orange Co., N. C., Feb. 26, 1818, and died in Lebo Kans., Aug. 1, at the good ripe age of 74 years 5 months and 5 days. He immigrated with his parents from the place of his birth in 1830 to Orange Co. Ind. He was married to Miss Rebecca E. Jones Dec. 28, 1843. To them were born ten children. Six survived, one daughter and five sons. In the autumn of 1878 he with his family came to Osage Co, Kan., and in 1885 he cast his lot with the citizens of Lebo, and has proved himself a worthy and honored neighbor. He was a member in good standing in the Christian church. His life closed with a Christian's triumph. Just about 30 minutes before the end came he most tenderly entreated each member of the family, and then others that were present, saying "meet me in Heaven: don't forget me." He was an active member of the Independent Order of Good Templars of this city and is the first one of its members that has passed into that "better country" where intemperance never enters. He was also a former member of the I.O.O.F. retaining and practising the principles of the order to the last, and at his own request was buried under the auspices of the lodge in this city, assisted by the Good Templars, in addition to which a large concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place. Need we wonder that his countenance shone so brightly as he was nearing that blessed home?He leaves to companion of his youth, one daughter, five sons, and an only sister, many dear relatives and a multitude of friends and neighbors that assisted in every possible way for the comfort of a beloved father, a devoted husband, a christian neighbor and honored citizen.The family have the unbounded sympathy of all in the community, and they in return wish through this to express their heart felt thanks for the many kindnesses lavished upon them, and the departed.

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